[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Debian is losing its users

On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 10:15:48AM -0700, Jeff Goodman wrote:
> Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 11:58:02AM -0700, Jeff wrote:
>>> If you want Debian to be popular with more people, work at making it  
>>> better for more people.
>> However, be careful not to make it worse for the previously loyal users.
>> If you add fancy but fragile knobs and eye-candy, the fragility will
>> scare off anyone who wants to use Debian for a serious use rather than a
>> consumer kiddy's desktop.
>> Doug.
> I'd love to see a project, within Debian or not, that works on "user  
> enhancement" packages.  The goal would be to create various *optional*  
> packages that could be added to a stock debian system to give it some of  
> the sizzle that attracts some users to ubu, etc.  This way, the Debian  
> purist could just ignore the glitz.

I'm not sure what "user enhancement" packages we lack. I mean we have
compiz, relatively recent versions of gnome/kde/xfce in sid. I just
don't see where we lack except in that they aren't the default
installs. Maybe you mean some meta packages that pull in a bunch of
this glitz automatically? 


Attachment: signature.asc
Description: Digital signature

Reply to: